Eakin Healthcare announces Business in the Community membership

United in their belief that business can be a force for good, today, Eakin Healthcare announces its membership of Business in the Community Northern Ireland.

United in their belief that business can be a force for good, today, Eakin Healthcare announces its membership of Business in the Community Northern Ireland.

Eakin Healthcare is a family-owned business headquartered in Northern Ireland, manufacturing and supplying medical devices for ostomy, wound, respiratory and surgical needs. Its ambition is to reach net zero by 2045 by continually improving on environmental performance whilst creating social value. By partnering with Business in the Community, Eakin Healthcare hopes to accelerate change towards a sustainable future.

Chief Development Officer at Eakin Healthcare, Janet Fairlie-Vogt, commented,

“Becoming a member of BITCNI and joining Northern Ireland’s Responsible Business Network demonstrates our commitment towards our long-term sustainability goals. We know our vision and goals align with that of BITC, and this membership gives us an opportunity to support their mission in creating an environmentally sustainable Northern Ireland.”

Founded 50 years ago, with patient need at its core, Eakin Healthcare has been built on an ethos of caring, whilst continuing its global growth. Its products and services are now available in over 50 countries internationally with employees across 9 countries.

Gillian McAuley, Eakin Healthcare’s Chief People Officer, shared,

“At Eakin Healthcare we are focused on being a great place to work for our 700 employees and this membership will provide support through a variety of initiatives that will have a positive impact not only on our people but also the planet and the wider community.”

Visiting Eakin Healthcare’s base in Comber, BITCNI deputy Managing Director, Lisa McIlvenna, said,

“We are delighted to welcome Eakin Healthcare into membership. Businesses have an important part to play in addressing the biggest issues facing society and the environment. Every member commits to making Northern Ireland a better place to work and live. We look forward to working with the team at Eakin Healthcare to help shape and share their responsible business activity across three core areas – with their people, for the planet and engaging more actively in the communities in which they are located.”